When it comes to the new year, many people feel a sense of excitement and relief that they can put the past behind them and start fresh. Yet, there’s an underbelly to these feelings that I often notice in myself, and I have a hunch that you might also experience this, as well.
It’s a phenomenon that happens to me every year. My ego tricks me into feeling regret that I didn’t meet last year’s resolutions, and therefor, why set a resolution again for next year?
But here’s the deal. I did so much last year. It just didn’t look the exact way I thought it would. I actually surprised myself!
I’d be willing to bet that you made progress, also, and that’s what life is all about. Making progress, not being perfect.
It’s not what we do that makes us feel our best, it’s the how we do it. Instead of "shoulding" all over yourself about what you think you should or shouldn’t do this year, let’s revolutionize your to-do lists by opening your mind and your heart.
So, this New Years, I invite you to join me in starting a creative New Year's Resolution-Revolution.
Instead of saying what you’ll do, let’s concentrate on how you want to feel.
I don’t know about you, but this year I want to feel:
I truly believe that by trusting your intuition and letting go of things that don’t allow you to feel the way you want to feel is at the core of living and inspired life - on and off the canvas.
Surprises will turn up. Opportunities will present themselves. You will have amazing and genius ideas. It’s up to you to embrace the ones that align with your joy. And if making art is part of that, I’m here to help you grow.
So here’s your assignment. It’s easy. I’d like to make a little list of how you want to feel this year. Not what you should do. Then it’s simply a matter trusting yourself. You have the power to summon the bravery to answer the call.
It's a way to course correct if you get off track. By setting these intentions of feelings, the results will come to you naturally in many shapes and sizes and there's no way you won't achieve your revolutionized resolutions.